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Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

National ID: UEE62111 | State ID: A175

This course leads to a job of the future with STEM skills highly prized in the implementation of smart homes (Internet of Things), automated industrial production line mechatronics, administering or upgrading infrastructure for small to large scale businesses among many other innovative applications.

Gain these skills:

  • programmable logic controllers using the industry-based system Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • electrical design
  • motor control
  • computer programming
  • diagnose faults or malfunctions in electrical systems
  • provide alternative approaches or solutions
  • software applications
  • pneumatic systems

Specialist applied engineering facility at Munster campus

Students study this course at our state-of-the-art Applied Engineering building at Munster campus, featuring mechatronics labs and technical engineering workshop rooms. In our courses, you'll have access to modern equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, civil engineering compression labs to name just a few.

High school students can enter directly into this qualification upon completion of high school if they have obtained their WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) equivalent.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Electrical Engineering Technician

Further Study Option(s)

This course has a university study pathway as at 14 August 2019.

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering (Class 1)( Engineering Class 1 Motor)

National ID: MAR60120 | State ID: AC38

This qualification is suitable for people who work as an Engineer Class 1 in the maritime industry on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of any propulsion power in any operating area. This qualification forms some of the requirements for certification by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) as an Engineer Class 1 as described in Marine Orders 70-73 (2014) under the Navigation Act 2012. People seeking certification should check requirements with AMSA.

Required short courses: 

  • Medical First Aid
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft
  • Advanced Fire Fighting

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Marine Engineer

Further Study Option(s)

Become a specialist in your field with university study

The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. SM TAFE recommends students discuss credit points with the university or college of their choice at the time of graduation.

Australian Maritime College

This course has a study pathway with the Australian Maritime College(opens in a new tab)   as of November 2021.

  • Australian Maritime College - Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) - two core units and four elective units, delivered in Launceston or online

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects)

National ID: CUA60620 | State ID: AC88

The Animation and Visual Effects industry awaits

This twelve-month course is the last stage on your pathway towards a career in Animation and Visual Effects. This course is designed for students who have completed the CUA51020-AC87 – Diploma of Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects) or university media graduates.

A large proportion of this course has you working in a studio environment on real professional productions for industry including TV series and feature films. You’ll also highly refine your skills in 3D animation2D animationsound, and writing
You will learn new skills in pre-visualization and virtual production, and undertake the process of developing an idea and pitching it.
Graduates take with them a high-level showreel comprising of AAA level workfeature film credits, experience working with real production clients, and the skills and confidence to work in the Animation and Visual Effects industry.

Gain these skills

  • 3D animation, lighting and rendering
  • 2D animation 
  • Visual Effects and Post production
  • Virtual production
  • Sound
  • Writing
  • Studio work
  • Concept design and pitching

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • digital artist,
  • freelance or studio animator,
  • technical artist,
  • story development,
  • visualisation of all kinds,
  • AR and VR development,
  • animation and effects post production, and
  • creative project management

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering

National ID: 52873WA | State ID: BGQ97

Want to work on international engineering projects?

Gain advanced skills in the design and drafting of engineering plans to Australian and New Zealand standards and you could be working on local, interstate or international engineering projects.

This comprehensive qualification in civil and structural engineering could see you working on projects ranging from skyscrapers to intricate road designs.

This course will extend your study of the design and construction of civil works like dams, structures and pipe networks that is covered in the Diploma course.

While the emphasis is on producing working drawings for civil works which are used to communicate the engineers designs to the workers involved in constructing the works, you can participate more in the design decisions that are made.

You will learn a range of engineering drafting standards and receive exposure to CAD programs selected from autocad, Revit and 12D. You will extend your ability to address technical issues beyond what is achieved in the Diploma course.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Civil Engineering Draftsperson | Civil Engineering Technician

Other job titles may include:

  • Senior Draftsperson
  • Design Draftsperson
  • Civil Engineering Assistant
  • Engineering Associate

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Advanced Diploma of Accounting

National ID: FNS60217 | State ID: BDQ1

Expand your accounting choices for future opportunities

Develop your knowledge of the accounting industry with the Advanced Diploma of Accounting. This course will provide you with the skills to take on complex accounting tasks in a range of industries.

Completion of the Advanced Diploma of Accounting may lead to further study at university.

 Gain these skills

  • Complex tax returns and lodgements 
  • Complex corporate financial reports
  • Corporate governance activities
  • Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • Conduct internal audits

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • Junior Office Manager
  • Bookkeeper

Other job titles may include:

  • Assistant Accountant 
  • Senior Financial Clerk 
  • Accounting Manager 

Further Study Option(s)

Degree courses at University

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Advanced Diploma of Surveying

National ID: CPP60121 | State ID: BGJ0

Looking forward to a career in surveying?

Learn how to collect and analyse spatial data for complex engineering structures, roads, railways and surface and underground mining operations.

Throughout this course you'll learn about the operation of sophisticated surveying equipment and software (including GPS) and the processing of survey data to produce computer aided engineering drawings and mine plans, building on the skills gained in the Diploma of Surveying.

Gain these skills

  • Conduct advanced GNSS control surveys 
  • Conduct complex engineering set-out surveys
  • Conduct open pit and underground mine surveys  
  • Manage risk 
  • Monitor engineering structures 

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Surveying or Spatial Science Technician | GIS Technician

Further Study Option(s)

Graduates may be eligible for university entry.

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology

National ID: PMA60116 | State ID: BAM9

The Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology PMA60116 is an advanced qualification for both school leavers and/or industry professionals looking to progress through to university studies and/or advance their career standing.

For industry professionals looking to advance their career, the Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology is a technical qualification for para-professionals who undertake technical projects such as plant modifications, energy and mass balances, risk management & safety cases either individually or as part of a project team where they have a significant technical role. They may have worked their way up through the process plant operation/technology certificate and diploma qualifications or may have entered the industry at this level, either from another industry or trade occupation.

Looking for a qualification that can progress you through to university studies? The Advanced Diploma of Process Plant Technology is accredited by Engineers Australia, the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in the nation. It is eligible for advanced standing at Edith Cowan University (1.5 years) or Curtin University (1 year). In order to obtain the advanced standing, the completion of the Engineers Australia skillset is required. This is undertaken in the second semester of the course. 

Gain these skills:

  • Determine energy & mass transfer loads
  • Plant shutdown 
  • Equipment performance
  • Improvements to process capability
  • Processing and recording information
  • Safe work practices

The course is competency-based, which requires those undertaking the training to prove competence either by face to face learning or by completing practical assessments in the work place, as well as showing theoretical competence.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Senior Civil Designer, Technical Manager

Further Study Option(s)

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

National ID: SIT60316 | State ID: AZV5

Do you want a passport to employment all over the world?

When you complete the Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management you will be able to work anywhere as an operations manager, food and beverage manager, duty supervisor or front office manager.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to manage effectively in the hospitality industry.

Gain these skills:

  • lead a diverse team
  • financial management
  • regulatory compliance
  • recruiting and inducting staff
  • managing assets
  • managing staff performance
  • coordinating in-house events
  • workplace health and safety

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Hotel Service Manager | Hotel Manager | Motel Manager | Resort Manager | Hotelier | Hospitality Manager

Further Study Option(s)

Bachelor of Business

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Advanced Diploma of Engineering

National ID: MEM60112 | State ID: J368

Are you ready for a technically advanced engineering career?

Redefine your engineering future with the Advanced Diploma of Engineering. Develop specialised technical skills to step towards a future as an engineering technician, detailed drafter, or maintenance technician. Learn in an advanced training facility with industry-standard equipment and technology, to ensure that you graduate job-ready. 

Gain these skills:

  • carry out mechanical engineering drafting and design
  • analytical work involving manufacturing and fabrication techniques
  • understand the application of engineering principles, systems, and processes
  • draw and design mechanical equipment
  • maintain mechanical systems
  • workplace health and safety

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Graduates are typically employed in areas such as computer aided design and drafting, process plant drafting and design, machine drafting and design, air conditioning drafting and design, shipbuilding drafting and design, plant maintenance supervision (building on a trade background), and other general engineering and technical positions.

Further Study Option(s)

Completion of this course opens up a range of further study options, and may also produce advanced standing towards a relevant university degree.

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

National ID: 22445VIC | State ID: BCZ09

Join the ranks of cyber professionals, get ready for a ‘job of the future’

Malicious cyber activity is growing worldwide, driving a dramatic increase in demand for cyber security solutions. Over the next decade the Australian cyber security industry is forecast to almost triple in size.

Be the one of the first in WA to study a para professional qualification designed to deliver job-ready skills leading to specialisation as a cyber security expert. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills that will equip them to provide a comprehensive set of technical services beyond networking such as:

  • performing a security risk assessment for an organisation
  • implementing best practice for identity management
  • evaluating an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards, laws and codes of practice
  • evaluating and implementing security protection devices and software
  • managing a cyber security environment
  • assess and secure cloud services
  • perform digital forensic investigations on workstations and mobile devices

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Cyber security practitioner | Cyber security consultant | Penetration Tester | Network Audit Officer | Security Systems Help Desk Support | Website/Network Security Officer | Network Operations Centre team Member | Cyber Security Operations Centre Officer |

Further Study Option(s)

Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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